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Savannah and Tybee, Georgia History, Nature, Beaches, Sunsets & Food! by Bonna L. Nelson Juicy, tender smoked barbecue chicken and hand-pulled pork, collard greens and iced sweet tea at Blowin’ Smoke BBQ welcomed us to Savannah, Georgia, early last spring. The melt-in-your-mouth meats are marinated in a mixture of pureed vegetables, vinegar and molasses and slow smoked daily at the restaurant. The collard greens simmer all day with bits of chopped pork and onion and a hot pepper sauce. Oh my, honey, it was tasty and served with Southern hospitality. This was our delightful introduction to Savannah! Cool winds blew through bare trees and over brown lawns and fields when we left Maryland. By the time we crossed over the sparkling blue Savannah River on the Talmadge Memorial Bridge, we witnessed spring blooming in the warming South. Brilliant green grass and trees complimented azaleas and rhododendrons showing off flowers in electric shades of pink, lavender, peach and fuchsia. Having satisfied our hunger for BBQ, our next stop on the same street was the Savannah Visitor Information Center located in a reno-

The Georgia Queen vated brick train station. A friendly volunteer filled my arms with maps, booklets and brochures and my head with ideas about what to see and do. Ample parking, food and rest facilities, as well as the headquarters for trolley tours, make this an important site. River Street positioned us between the Riverwalk and Savannah River on the left and restored 19th century warehouses, now shops, restaurants and night spots, on the right. Large, old-time white and red-trimmed riverboats floated beside the dock waiting for guests to board for a cruise down river. Suddenly the traffic came to a screeching halt for a parade. Police 51

Tidewater Times October 2012  

Tidewater Times October 2012

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